November Meeting Minutes

  • Lorry Day, Life Lines for Youth (Business)
  • Teresa Lunt (Parent)
  • Randi Ordner, PrairieCare (Youth Serving Organization)
  • Michelle Hunt-Graham, Bridging Hope Counseling (Business)
  • Melissa McMillan, Metro State University
  • Renee Gust, Hennepin Co. Services & Public Health Dept. (State/Local Gov’t)
  • Amber Smith, North Memorial/PFC (Healthcare)
Steering Committee Members Not in Attendance
  • Marie Maslowski, North Memorial Health (Healthcare)
  • Jessica Wong Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Jen Holper, PrairieCare (Healthcare)
  • Shane Mikkelson, Osseo Police Dept. (Law Enforcement)
  • Krista Brenno, Osseo High School (Schools)
  • Dustin Chapman, Fairview Behavioral Services (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • LeeAnn Mortensen, North Memorial Health (Healthcare)
  • Lauren Prnjat, Hennepin Regional Poison Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
Welcome & Introductions

Teresa called the meeting to order. Attendees introduced themselves and shared if they could live in any sitcom (past or present), which one would it be and why. A motion was made and seconded to approve the October minutes. Motion carried.

Marijuana Community Conversation – Review

On November 10th, Amber attended La Crosse County’s Marijuana Community Conversation event which included local speakers from the public health department as well as Tony Coder from Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM). Amber shared an overview of the event and main takeaways such as how we can create our own advocacy strategy.

Attendees discussed possible content and target audience for hosting a similar event in our region. The group agreed that further discussion is needed with PFC members at the December meeting. It was suggested that we split into groups (target audience, funding/sponsorships, event evaluation, event content) at the December meeting.

Sustainability & Action Plans – Gearing up for Year 10 & Carryover

PFC’s last year as a Drug-Free Communities grantee will start Sept. 30, 2018. It is a requirement that we submit the action plan in January of 2018. Teresa reviewed and shared PFC’s sustainability plan and current action plan with attendees. The group was asked if we should modify our action plan to align with our sustainability plan, going forward. Attendees agreed that the modification will help clarify and simplify our work as they are similar documents. Amber noted that we can apply for a formal carryover request to continue our efforts from year 8 to 9 (current year).

ACTION ITEM: Amber will update PFC’s action plan accordingly and submit necessary paperwork.

Adjourned at 4 PM

Next Meeting is: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2 PM at Osseo City Hall, Community Room B, 415 Central Ave #1

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